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GREECE: Tomas Hirst, “The Greek government is calling for a radical new ‘basic income’ welfare policy”

SUMMARY: This article discusses a welfare policy proposed by the Greek government that would create a basic income for people between the ages of 50-65 during periods of joblessness. The proposed policy was included as an option in a letter sent by the country’s Finance Minister to the European Commission. The article then discusses the concept of basic income more

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Carlos Fresneda, "¿Una renta básica europea? [An european basic income?]"

The Spanish newspaper El Mundo, in its online version, reports on the first summit of the Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE), which took place in Athens on the past 28th of September. In this event, several top economists and activists which defend the unconditional basic income have participated, such as Stanislas Jourdan, Guy Standing and Lluís Torrens. Carlos Fresneda, “¿Una

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Athens, Greece, Basic Income event at Free Thinking Zone, April 25, 2013

The Initiative for Basic Income in Greece organized a presentation in Athens on April 25, 2013 to inform people about what Basic Income is and how they can participate in the European effort to accumulate 1,000,000 signatures on a petition to get the European Union to exmine BI. The event’s speakers were Stanislas Jourdan (coordinator of the French movement for

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Greece: Left-wing party SYRIZA advocates a basic income

The Greek political party SYRIZA, a coalition of radical left-wing political movements, has recently attracted huge media attention accross Europe.  At the occasion of the May 2012 general elections, it became the second largest party in the Greek parliament, and its leader Alexis Tsipras was even asked to form a new government.  Like two other party leaders, he failed to

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